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Azure Is Helping Microsoft Catch Up In The Cloud

Mobile and cloud go together like spring and rain, which is why Microsoft wants to keep them together for years to come—the latest updates to its Azure Web-based computing service will certainly help with that. Microsoft Azure is the company’s bet against Google and Amazon Web Services, and at the recent Microsoft Build conference, we […]

The Reasons Why Businesses Use Open Source Are Changing Faster Than You Realize

Open-source software, once used primarily because it was cheap and “good enough,” now gets top ranking for delivering high quality, according to the latest Future of Open Source survey. While lowering costs remains the top reason companies elect to participate in open-source projects, they now view open source as a way to drive innovation, shorten […]

Andromeda: Google’s Secret Weapon To Keep Amazon And Microsoft On Their Toes

Years ago, Google figured out that users prize speed above almost everything when it comes to surfing the Web. They’re now applying that insight to courting developers, too, through a tool named Andromeda. Google Compute Engine, the version of Google’s infrastructure it rents out to developers, is getting access to Andromeda, a set of technologies […]

Apps To Discover Earth’s Mysteries Right On Your iPad

Editor’s note: This post was originally published by our partners at PopSugar Tech. April marks the annual celebration of Earth Month, a 30-day-long celebration of environmental appreciation. While we’re working at our desk jobs or spending time on our tablets, it’s easy to lose perspective of how majestic our planet is. We’ve found a few apps […]

How Samsung Penetrated The Fashion Industry

Editor’s note: This post was originally published by our partners at Fashionista. DJ/tech entrepreneur/fashion party fixture Hannah Bronfman loves her Samsung Galaxy Note III smartphone. Oh, and the Galaxy Gear watch, too. “I really like the idea of spyware. I wish I was a ninja,” Bronfman half-joked at a dinner she co-hosted last week with Editorialist […]

Why No One Trusts Facebook To Power The Future

In the coming years, one billion more people will gain access to the Internet thanks to drones and satellites hovering in the stratosphere. And soon, we’ll be able to sit down with friends in foreign countries and immerse ourselves in experiences never previously thought possible, simply by slipping on a pair of virtual reality goggles.  […]

WinJS: 5 Things You Need To Know About Microsoft’s New Open-Source JavaScript Library

In the past, Microsoft’s Build Conference has catered to developers, but chiefly the old-school developers who built products for Microsft platforms. It took a turn to embrace Web and mobile developers when it announced it would release an existing JavaScript framework, WinJS, as open source.  WinJS is a set of JavaScript toolkits that assist developers […]

With The .Net Foundation, Microsoft Finally Bets Big On Open Source

For years, Microsoft has flirted with the open-source movement, trying to build bridges with developers that favor publicly released code over proprietary software. This week, the software giant finally made the big moves skeptics of its commitment to open source have been looking for. At a keynote presentation at the Build developers conference in San […]

10 Things You Need To Know About The Amazon Fire TV

Amazon has put Apple TV, Roku and Google’s Chromecast in its crosshairs with its new Fire TV streaming device.  The box comes with many of the standard Internet video features you’d expect from a modern set-top, along with some intriguing new ones—like predictive streaming, which anticipates what you’ll want to watch next and auto-buffers it for you. […]

Twitter’s Video App, Vine, Adds Private Messages

Twitter’s Vine video-sharing service released a new feature that allows you to send video and text messages to other people on Vine. Previously, the only option was for sharing Vine’s six-second videos with the public. The new option underscores the push by social companies to emphasize more personal, one-to-one or one-to-few forms of communication, in […]

How To Build A WinJS App In 10 Easy Steps

If you want to impress your friends, try telling them you’re in the middle of “building an app.” A few billion-dollar acquisitions have turned app-building from a nerdy hobby into an indication that if you can build one, you’re inevitably going places. What we tend to forget, however, is that app just stands for “application,” […]

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